Coconutz Has Upscale Aspirations in the Gold Coast
For a bar that spells “coconuts” with a Z, they’re doing some pretty serious bartending.
By Peter Ranvestel and Carrie Schedler
Published Feb. 8, 2016
Admittedly, the name Coconutz (13 W. Division St., Gold Coast) does not conjure the image of a tropical bar with upscale aspirations. But that is, in fact, what is happening in this bar amongst the boozy Division Street big shots, with tons of scratch-made drink ingredients and relatively demure decor.
Once you get past the theme-bar name and exterior signage, you enter a small lounge space with plenty of comfy seating. On the night we visited, there was a guitarist playing the sort of soft-rock stuff you might hear wafting through the speakers at a resort (Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews Band) to a collection of youngish couples taking refuge in Apricot Bonfire cocktails garnished with burnt rosemary.